Staying On Setting & Symbolism

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Pankot is the hill town where Lucy and Tusker live. It housed a British regiment during British colonial times and still has a colonial feel, although the people in charge are now the upper-crust Indians. Because of it's location near the mountains, it is relatively cool for India and draws many tourists.

This is the bungalow attached to Smith's Hotel where Lucy and Tusker live. It is an older building, and is comfortable but not fashionable. The kitchen is barely functional so the Smalleys often eat at the hotel.

Smith's was the original hotel in Pankot. At one time, with regular transportation to the train depot and back, it was the place to visit. Lack of maintenance over the years has made it shabby, especially in comparison to the newer hotel, Shiraz, but it still has a great deal of character.

The Shiraz is the new high-rise hotel, expensive and...

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